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i believe i can get a 8800 gts for 327$ plus the manufactures mail in rebate (cdn) i believe its the BFG series and was gonna get a 16* sli board in the future to sli 2 of them im just worried that it will bottle neck my computer making it in mho pointless of getting
i just sold my 7600gt for 125 cdn
not sli-ing till the future
1 8800GTS will not be pointless, 2 8800GTS with your current processor would be.

Heres the order I'd go in your case
1. Get the 8800GTS
2. Get a new mobo and CPU (probably a conroe or the new Q6600 for 266$)
3. Get a new PSU
4. Get the 2nd 8800GTS

You have 2GB of ram right? If you only have 1GB of ram i'd throw that in after #2.
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1 8800GTS will not be pointless, 2 8800GTS with your current processor would be.
thats what i figured the sli would be pointless but for now i just wanna know about 1 8800 cause thats all i can afford money + birth day gift = 8800
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thats what i figured the sli would be pointless but for now i just wanna know about 1 8800 cause thats all i can afford money + birth day gift = 8800
It will score better than a 7600GT even on that processor for sure. Quite a bit better.
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
1 8800GTS will not be pointless, 2 8800GTS with your current processor would be.

Heres the order I'd go in your case
1. Get the 8800GTS
2. Get a new mobo and CPU (probably a conroe or the new Q6600 for 266$)
3. Get a new PSU
4. Get the 2nd 8800GTS

You have 2GB of ram right? If you only have 1GB of ram i'd throw that in after #2.
thanks for imput but amd fan boy if anything i will wait for the quad core which is comming soon
yes 2 gigs of ram
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but then again murdock the am3 system are comming
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Just a little note here, it is required by TOS to give descriptive titles, and 8800 is clearly not descriptive. lol.
    
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Completely your call as its your money

Just giving my advice...I'd leave the entire system alone and plug in a 8800GTS 320MB.

Bottlenecks aren't that big of a problem really. What instructions do get through the bottleneck will be processed at lightning speed so you will notice a large increase in performance anyway. Then once you reduce the bottle neck you'll get a huge performance increase.
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Just a little note here, it is required by TOS to give descriptive titles, and 8800 is clearly not descriptive. lol.
ok then i believe its a 8800 gts oc is that better?
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what resolution do u play at? cause that'll also have an affect on the bottleneck too.
Eg if you game at low resolutions the bottleneck will be less noticable
    
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Completely your call as its your money

Just giving my advice...I'd leave the entire system alone and plug in a 8800GTS 320MB.

Bottlenecks aren't that big of a problem really. What instructions do get through the bottleneck will be processed at lightning speed so you will notice a large increase in performance anyway. Then once you reduce the bottle neck you'll get a huge performance increase.
lol i just want to be able to justify selling my old videocard for the new one and with out bottle neck
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